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calumniate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calumniate  \Ca*lum"ni*ate\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Calumniated}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {calumniating}.]  [L.  calumniatus  p.  p.  of 
  calumniari  See  {Calumny},  and  cf  {Challenge},  v.  t.] 
  To  accuse  falsely  and  maliciously  of  a  crime  or  offense,  or 
  of  something  disreputable;  to  slander;  to  libel. 
 
  Hatred  unto  the  truth  did  always  falsely  report  and 
  calumniate  all  godly  men's  doings.  --Strype. 
 
  {Syn}.  --  To  asperse;  slander;  defame;  vilify;  traduce; 
  belie;  bespatter;  blacken;  libel.  See  {Asperse}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calumniate  \Ca*lum"ni*ate\,  v.  i. 
  To  propagate  evil  reports  with  a  design  to  injure  the 
  reputation  of  another;  to  make  purposely  false  charges  of 
  some  offense  or  crime. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calumniate 
  v  :  charge  falsely  or  with  malicious  intent;  attack  the  good 
  name  and  reputation  of  someone  "The  journalists  have 
  defamed  me!"  The  article  in  the  paper  sullied  my 
  reputation"  [syn:  {defame},  {slander},  {smirch},  {asperse}, 
  {denigrate},  {smear},  {sully},  {besmirch}] 




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